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rice--the us ambassador to the united nations--is thought to be a leading contender. but some republicans have been highly critical of rice following the attack on the us consulate in libya. >> when they go after the un ambassador apparently because they think she's an easy target, then they've got a problem with me. >> senator mccain. thank you very much, mr. secretary. >> senator john mccain jokingly gave the cabinet post nod to democrat john kerry, the senate foreign relations committee chairman. >> i think john kerry would be an excellent appointment and would be easily confirmed by his colleagues. >> kerry is also listed as a potential defense secretary to replace leon panetta. it's a list that includes michele flournoy, who held what's considered the number three job at the pentagon. senior democrats say deputy defense secretary ashton carter is on the list, and former nebraska senator chuck hagel--- a republican-- could represent a reach across the aisle. >> we're in a much stronger position today as a country than we were in '07. >> treasury secretary tim geithner has
. the retaliation is punishment for palestinians' successful bid to win upgraded status at the united nations...seen as a symbolic move toward statehood. israeli officials say they also reject the u-n's vote for palestinian statehood in the west bank, east jerusalem and the gaza strip. those territories were captured by israel in the 1967 mideast war. authorities say nine militants and at least five afghans are dead after taliban suicide bombers attacked a joint u-s.-afghan air base in eastern afghanistan early today. there was gunfire for at least two hours as american helicopters fired down at militants before the the jalalabad air base since february. two afghan university students and three other afghan civilians working at the base were killed. >> firefighters are picking their way through the collapsed portion of a highway tunnel. it's about 50 miles west of tokyo this morning. at least seven people are feared missing. video from cement roof panels that fell onto vehicles. rescuers have suspended workthe cause of the tunnel collapse is under investigation. >> coming up an amazing invent
it there will be consequences and you will be held accountable >> the united nations is withdrawing its international staff from syria because of the obvious security problems. recent fighting has been escalated, a route to damascus has been the most serious since the month of july. stay with us, more news after the break. >>this just in to the kron 4 news room an earthquake has knocked items off shelves in homes around anchorage, alaska, but there are no immediate reports of injuries. the magnitude 5.8 earthquake monday. the temblor was centered about 25 miles northwest of anchorage. tsunami warning center, say the quake is not expected to generate a tsunami, but it was widely felt throughout east anchorage, said he felt the rumblings at his house for about 30 seconds. hwe will continue to keep you posted. >>pam: the u-s supreme court took no action on same-sex marriage cases. one of those cases... california's prop eight. lower federal courts ruled prop 8 is un- constitutional... so, supporters of prop-8 appealed to the u.s. supreme court. if the justices decide not to hear the case... then the lower cou
for the united nation's refugee agency. it was her second official mission to the region in three months. i'm ed payne reporting. >>catherine: syria is not the only thing the u-s is worried about right now. the fiscal cliff deadline is moving closer. and even though new job numbers today were promising.it's not clear whether they'll help in the talks to strike a deal. karin caifa has the latest. >> despite the gloomy prospect of the nation going over the fiscal cliff, the november jobs report delivered better-than- expected news. the labor department said the nation's unemployment rate fell to 7- point-7 percent last month, the lowest in almost four years. >> it's a steady report that shows we continue to see jobs coming back but we still have a long way to go. >> businesses added 146,000 new jobs. retailers, boosted by holiday hiring, accounted for about one- third of them. economists expected about 77,000 new jobs, given the toll of superstorm sandy and concerns about the fiscal cliff. tax increases and spending cuts are set to trigger after january first unless the white house and congression
will boost the leverage in future peace talks. >> united nations meeting in dubai is looking to update how the world the government deals with the world wide web. a lot of people are not too sure what will come out of this. 123 people u.s. delegation like a will and microsoft are worried that and and that security could be used to justify with blocks. the gathering will confront questions that include how much sway the you in can exert over efforts. and expanding the internet and to developing nations. >> john mcafee is living the life of a fugitive. he blocked an unconfirmed report saying he was arrested on the border of police in mexico. he is running from police who want to question him about the death of his neighbor. the report of his arrest came within 24 hours of him giving his first and person interviews into making a run for it. the mayor of san pedro told the panel's report of his apprehension are not true. police in belize are san they have no idea where he is or what city he has supposedly been captured in. coming up on the kron for morning news and live look at the james lick
to become the warmest year record in the united states. 1998 currently holds the title. the first 11 months of this year have been a warm start to any year since the u.s. started keeping records back and ninth 1895. the average national temperatures so far this year is 57.1 degrees. the average temperature for all of 1998 was 54.3 degrees. a chilly morning out there but it will be pretty nice. it should be warmer than the national average. >> you are right, it is pretty nice out there. slightly warmer compared to yesterday. this is the james lick freeway camera and it is another quiet day. it has been a chillier start to the morning because we're dealing with clear skies compared to yesterday. for the weekend, sunny and warmer mostly sunny conditions. by midweek it will cool off a bit with a chance of showers and a forecast. it should stay to the north but we'll keep in our forecast. visibility is low and napa and fairfield has improved to about 1 mi.. 0 and livermore valley as well. top fog tracker 4 shows it is sitting in the north valley and the east bay and had been east shore and in th
breaks. >> starbucks will pay $60 million in additional taxes in the united kingdom. the announcement comes in response to recent outcry in the u.k. that multi national companies are skirting taxes by shifting profits overseas divisions. the managing director of starbucks u.k. says that they have always paid their taxes to the letter of the law. but will make additional payments in 2013 and 2014 despite the fact that the u.k. unit is not yet profitable. >> local reservoirs' have seen a much needed increase in water levels since the last weekend storms. reserves and santa clara improve significantly with the right fog, but levels are still not exactly where they need to be. since last wednesday, the santa clara valley water district says that the average stores in their reservoirs' increased from 74 to 91 percent of where they should normally be. east bay mud says all there reservoirs' are now at 85 percent capacity. as far as water supply--they are in good shape. to many more storms, they will have to release some water into creeks to maintain the levels. >> this is a live look from t
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